Portable Toilets

Posted: April 20th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Did you go to the Boston Marathon Monday? This year the event added over 200 additional portable toilets and that was one of the only changes the event coordinators made from the event last year! You can never have too many toilets during a large event and you can certainly have too few. The event organizers added the toilets about 25 years ago, the same time they started giving out prize money. Both moves were to advance the prestige of the Boston Marathon to keep it in league with other great races.

If you want to advance the prestige of your event, maybe prize money isn’t in order, but enough portable toilets will do the trick. Planning events are incredibly stressful and there are certain things that come right to mind during the event planning process: food, drink, music, tables…. Don’t let the toilets     be the last on your mind while the lack of them leaves a lasting impression on the minds on your guests. Call Northeast Sanitation to help you decide how many toilets you need for your event.

Commercial septic pumping services

Posted: April 20th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Northeast Sanitation Corporation can pump your commercial septic tank whether your business is small or has multiple locations; or if it is a large corporation, or an apartment building. Pumping your septic system involves having a small piece of your property or yard dug up, but all of our employees are septic professionals with outstanding customer service. This means, we’ll clean up the property when we’re done, and leave it the way we found it. Our professional team, located in Sudbury, MA, is fully licensed and insured. At NSC we understand that there are many companies you could call and we want to show you what makes us different from the rest. We care about how your septic system is maintained and we will help you implement a septic system maintenance plan if you don’t have one in place. No matter how big the project, give us a call for a free estimate and conscientious service. 

Damp Basement Diagnosis

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Damp Basement - The source of your damp basement problem could be a water leak or high humidity. Both can lead to mold, mildew, or other biological growth. Depending on the severity, conditions can lead to rot, structural damage, premature paint failure, and a variety of health problems. Water can seep into your house from the outside through a leak in the foundation, or small gaps around windows or doors. Water can also come from inside your house from a leaking water pipe, toilet, shower or bathtub. High indoor humidity caused by normal activities of everyday living, such as showering, cooking, and drying clothes, can also be a source of your problem. A damp basement is commonly caused by moisture migrating through a concrete foundation. There may not be a sign of any leak or standing water, but the moisture evaporates, increasing indoor humidity. Another common cause is condensation on the cold concrete walls and floors during humid months.

History of the Toilet

Posted: April 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
History of the Toilet:

Did you know that a toilet was found in the tomb of a Chinese King that dates back to 246 BC to 24 AD and the first flushing toilet was recorded over 2800 years ago? It was owned by King Minos of Crete. Even though the first patent for the flushing toilet was issued in 1775, it was invented in 1596 for Queen Elizabeth I by her Godson. And right here in Boston, the Tremont Hotel was the first hotel to have indoor plumbing with eight “water closets”. Up until 1840, only the rich had indoor plumbing. Then there was Sir Thomas Crapper, who many credit with inventing the toilet, but in actuality, his contribution was the many improvements he made, such as the air tight seal between the toilet and floor, the venting of the sewer gases through a pipe in the roof, and the pull chain for powerful flushing.  But, even though the British were technically the first to invent the flush toilet, it was the Americans in 1857 that were the first to invent toilet paper. Seems a long time to wait for it doesn’t it? That was probably one of those inventions where everyone said, “I wish I invented that, I could have made a million”. 

The Importance of Dental Health for Children

Posted: April 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
When it comes to dental health, setting a good example for children not only helps them to have healthier gums and teeth throughout their lifetime, but can also help them prevent more serious medical issues as they get older. Parents can also learn while teaching their children good habits.

Dentists Evetta Shwartzman and Konstantin Ronkin of Dream Smile Dental recommend parents start  kids early with good oral hygiene: regular checkups at one year old, or 6 months after the first tooth appears. “Children learn best when following their parents’ example,” says Dr. Shwartzman. “At the same time, parents learn the direct correlation between poor oral health and serious, life-threatening diseases.”

“People are surprised to learn the connection between poor oral hygiene and heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory disease, possibly even cancer,” says Dr. Shwartzman who with Dr. Ronkin opened Dream Smile Dental 12 years ago. “The mouth can provide early clues to your overall health,” she says. “Symptoms of many diseases appear first in the mouth. “An oral exam can uncover early signs of osteoporosis, low bone mass, eating disorders (such as anorexia and bulimia), even HIV. An informed patient is a more healthy one.”

The dentists hope to dispel common misconceptions about children’s oral health. Dr. Ronkin says, “A child’s untreated decaying teeth can cause pain and make it difficult to chew and eat. Baby teeth serve as "space savers" for adult teeth, guiding permanent teeth into their proper position. Otherwise, permanent teeth may come in crowded or crooked. Decayed baby teeth can lead to an abscess and infection can spread elsewhere.”